You are all close, but if you observe closely, the rooster tails are caused by 2 things inherent with all modern twin tips. 1) of course- the turned up tails. 2) the exaggerated sidecuts. specifically the area from underfoot to the tails. most modern sidecuts have ~ 12mm flair on each edge, which effectively put loose snow on the topsheet, which at speed will cause the rooster tails. I find that the worst rooster tails are caused by shifting weight from an inside edge to an outside edge, like when turning or running a flat ski. The worst place for a rooster tail, is on a flatish cattrack, under fairly hard snow, and the worst rooster tails to follow are seth pistols. I'm about 6' and snow chunks will hit my face!!
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9/21/04 at 4:35am